Judith M. Tripp was born in Mineola, New York in October of 1954 and the middle child with two brothers. Both her father and mother were of Irish Decent, growing up in Brooklyn and then moving to Mineola in the mid 1940’s. Judy was well known as a manufacturing Manager with Grumman Aerospace Corporation, then as a dedicated mother, a frequent traveler throughout her life, and as a Menieres Disease advocate with her own web site.
Judy’s deepest loves were raising her son Kevin and the many vacations spent abroad in Ireland, her ancestral Homeland, and in France, particularly visiting Paris. Judy loved to travel, beginning in her early twenties in Mexico and Spain, and every year since across the United States and in Western Europe. She was most proud with her raising of Kevin, who grew up to be a well-respected young man, and the life experiences he gained through the many trips they took together while her husband was working and traveling.
Following high school, Judy started her career with Grumman in 1973 where she subsequently spent 17 years in various manufacturing and material groups and eventually rose up to become one of the first female managers for the company. She finished her aerospace career as a systems analyst, developing analytical skills which she continued to use through the balance of her life’s experiences and for managing her Menieres Disease web site reaching out to folks in need across the globe.
Judy met Kenneth Tripp in 1986 when she was a manufacturing manager at Grumman and he was on an internal training program. They began dating in 1987 and were married in October 1988 in Westbury, New York. They moved to Westbury, New York that same year and she remained married with Ken until her death. Their only child Kevin was born in 1995 and resides in New York City.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated in memory of Judith M. Tripp to St. Brigid’s Outreach 75 Post Avenue Westbury, NY 11590 or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101-9929.
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